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3rd labour - is false labour more common?

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#1 Phoenix Blue

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

I'm 38 weeks with my 3rd. Last night I had mild contractions ALL night, between 5-15 mins apart but never really getting more painful than a period pain ache. They stopped about 9am this morning.

Is this more common with more labours? Have I got weeks of this ahead of me? I never had it with my prev labours.


#2 Isolabella

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:48 AM

With #3 I had pre-labour from 34wks. DD arrived 36w3d. The days/weeks before I would have a few hours of timing contractions which were erratic, but never went under 5mins.

#3 crazyhappy

Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

With #3 I was uncomfortable for a couple of weeks, and had a few occasions where I thought things were starting to happen and then they just stopped. When labour did finally start it was a fairly quick labour.

#4 -Stardust-

Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

watching eagerly with this one.
#3 due in 6 weeks. Baby is already fully engaged and i'm already have pre-labour.
That being said, DD2 was fully engaged at 34 weeks and i had pre-labour for about 6 weeks before she arrived. 1 day before her due date.

I hope you don't have too much longer to wait OP

Good luck

#5 Phoenix Blue

Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Thanks for the replies.  I'm unsure if I should be encouraging it (I guess by being active) or just trying to rest as much as possible. I'm so tired today. I've had a nap for an hour. But if it starts up again tonight, not sure ow I'm going to go with such little sleep!

#6 KristyMum-

Posted 04 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I had prelabour with #3 for a good 3-4 weeks and he was born I think 39/40 weeks.
27 minute labour start to finish wink.gif so I am more than ok with prelabour lol

I had prelabour with #5 for 6 weeks and he was born at 41 weeks.

#7 zanjabil

Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:10 PM

I've had contractions for the past few weeks with #3 that I didn't have with the first two. I'm now overdue sad.gif 40+2. Hoping to go soon! Was hoping all that pre labour was going to mean a bit earlier but nope he is determined to stay in there even though he is down and well engaged.

#8 EsmeLennox

Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:26 PM

I definitely had a 'false labour' with #3 @ about 39 weeks. I even called DH at work and told him to be ready to come home. But after severa hours of regular contractions it all stopped and I had to wait another week!

#9 Duechristmasday

Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:32 PM

I always had weeks of prelabour with all 5 pregnancies.  The last 2 I ended up going over.

I only knew I was in labour when I lost my plug.... massive loss, and then still I did not know I was in labour.  Was 3 minutes apart when I got to hospital and still couldnt feel the contractions....

Sorry I cant give you any news, but I know how the last few weeks SUCKS, but it will be here before you know it....

Good luck and enjoy your bump, I miss mine now.

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